Lexington, VA • Wednesday, February 18, 2009
On Thursday, February 12th, students at the Washington and Lee School of Law once again showed their generosity, raising over $11,000 during the 2009 Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) charity auction. The last four auctions together have raised over $50,000 for local charities.Every year PAD members choose a worthy local charity to benefit from the auction. The proceeds from this year's auction will be used to benefit Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center. Hoofbeats is a local, non-profit organization that provides equine-related therapy services for individuals with disabilities and serious illnesses in the Lexington area. In addition to supporting a worthy charity, the Auction is one way in which the law school encourages community participation and service.
During the auction, students bid on donations from Law School faculty and staff, the most popular items being dinners and leisure activities with Professors. Some of the auctions most popular items this year included:
Phi Alpha Delta is a service fraternity that works for the law school and local communities and sponsors many charity events including the auction, a canned food drive, and a blood drive. PAD holds membership drives in both the fall and spring semesters.
- Bocce and Bourbon in the Springtime, donated by Professor King.
- A reception and cookout for twenty students, donated by Dean Smolla.
- A gourmet dinner for 6, donated by Professors Wiant and Massie and served by Professor Scales.
- Golf and lunch at the Lexington Country Club with Professors Johnson & Calhoun.
- Tickets, including food and drinks, to a Salem Red Sox Game, donated by Professor Luna.
- Dinner for 6 students, donated by Professor Howard.